It is a truth that many individuals are unable to visualise a scene for a movie, TV commercial, training video, sales video, or any other kind of video merely from looking over the script or a text.
Present those same individuals with a picture or image of some sort and they will understand the idea immediately. The old expression is that “a picture tells a thousand words” and for very lots of people that holds true. Try, for instance to describe the appeal of a Red Admiral butterfly to somebody in words by themselves. Unless your name happens to be Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare, or Colleen McCullough, you might discover it really difficult attempting to get across to them exactly what it looks like. In fact, you might have a tough time attempting to visualise it for yourself as you attempt to describe it. Some concept artist are not good in visual but once you explain to them about the story that you want they can easily conceptualized the whole thing.
However, present those same individuals with a picture or a painting of a Red Admiral and they will get the message immediately.
The Same With A Film Script
It is precisely the exact same with a movie script or a book that you desire to develop into a movie. It can be extremely hard to describe to somebody how great your TVC or video is going to be when you only have words to describe it. In numerous circumstances, they literally cannot “see” it.
What you need is a method of creating an image revealing your idea in a manner in which it can quickly be understood by the individual or individuals to whom you are presenting it.
Enter the freelance storyboard artist. A storyboard artist is somebody who has the ability to visualise the concept of a script or other piece of text and turn it into an image or series of images so that it can easily be understood. In other words, he (or she) can see an image in his mind’s eye and after that draw it so that anyone can comprehend what is going on in a scene.
An Additional Step
Some people believe that having a storyboard developed prior to starting production of a movie or TVC is merely an additional action which includes higher expense to the overall budget and truly isn’t a needed step. However, this is far from the truth. Certainly, employing a freelance storyboard artist adds a little extra expense, but the time and cost savings later can far outweigh this.
Your storyboard will show each shot of the film or video in the correct order and will have notes stating exactly what is going on in the shot and explaining any script that is being used in the scene. This makes it very simple to describe to your prospective customer, your group, or undoubtedly anybody else, how the video will continue and exactly what it is all about. Many stakeholders discover it very hard to visualise something from a script, however your storyboard reveals them exactly how the video will play out.
It Will Help Considerably When It Comes To Production
Your storyboard will also help substantially when it comes to production. In effect you have actually created a prepare for shooting your film or video that includes all of the various shots, the order where they happen, and how the script will connect with them. It allows you to prepare your coverage– the numerous electronic camera angles that you will use– and it also ensures that you do not mistakenly leave any scenes out and have to go back to film them later: that of itself might conserve a considerable amount of cash if you are shooting on location. It will likewise conserve you time invested in modifications later if you do not have a storyboard and something doesn’t rather work out the manner in which you considered.
Some individuals will tell you that you can develop a storyboard on your own, however it is a lot much easier said than done, specifically if you are not good at drawing. It’s real that you do not need to be a Picasso given that a poor illustration is better than no drawing, but nonetheless you need to portray each shot as accurately as possible. You likewise have to add the script beneath each drawing with notes about what is going on in that certain shot.
Lots of people simply do not have the abilities to produce their own storyboard, so it is far better to utilize the services of a freelance storyboard artist such as Dean Mortensen who can visualise exactly what it is that you desire to state and then draw the shots properly for you.
Making Storyboards For 30 Years
Dean Mortensen has actually been an art director of an advertising agency for 30 years, and has been producing storyboards for all 30 of them. He has now left the advertising business and is working out on his own as a freelance storyboard artist. He has the unique ability to look at your script or text and after that create a storyboard revealing each shot precisely as it need to look, together with the accompanying notes and script. What’s more, since he has been creating storyboards for many years he can produce them really quickly when there are time restrictions.
Dean has actually produced storyboards for the major companies such as Revlon, Y & R Group, Avis, Foxtel, Cuddly, Emirates, NSW Transport Maritime, Colgate, Tabcorp, visitnsw.com, BWM, and much more. He has actually operated in many markets consisting of alcohol, FMCG, tourism, telecoms, retail services, entertainment, motor cars, and sport, amongst lots of others. He has also won distinguished awards consisting of Gold & Bronze Cannes Lions, London International, D & AD, One Show, and New York Festivals.
Dean is fully able to handle freelance jobs from Australia clients, and international assignments with ease. Thanks duly to Dropbox and the inter-webs, he is able to create your frames remotely and supply his same exceptional quality and accuracy, as if he were just in the next studio, in the next room.
Dean’s storyboards can be produced in various designs such as quick line standard, graphic pencil, line and a splash of colour, or what he calls line and the entire caboodle.
So now you know why you ought to have a storyboard developed and why you must utilize a freelance storyboard artist in order to get the very best outcomes. You can call Dean at +61-432564690 or email him at [email protected]